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All Rich Taczkowski wanted was a restaurant where he could enjoy a conversation, as well as a meal. As he explored restaurants in Buffalo, the downtown resident found suitable places seem in shorter supply these days. “All I want is a place where I can have a quiet conversation, have a business meeting, or read the paper,” he said. Between crowd noise, blaring music,…

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You know that scene in the 1989 romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally" (no, not that one) when the two title characters playfully pronounce words such as paprikash and pepper at the Metropolitan Museum of Art? Well, if you've ever wanted to re-enact that scene without traveling across the state to the Met, our Albright-Knox Art Gallery more than suffices as a stand-in. …

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Matt Scheff and Mike Destefano have spent their share of Sunday afternoons at The Place. The two roommates, both from Williamsville, describe themselves as regulars. They down Blue Light and Tullamore Dew during games. But they’ve never tried — lo, never even Googled! — the restaurant’s most iconic drink, which draws besotted pilgrims from all corners during the holiday…

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The Place reopened quietly on April 12, and when we arrived around 6 p.m., the bar was already full. We could see that because – and those who remember the cramped, dark bar room will rejoice – the new owners have opened the place up completely. The wall dividing the bar and dining area has become a half wall, letting the windows to the parking lot side illuminate the who…

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The Place’s reconstruction continues, after new owners found the building required more work than expected. “There wasn’t one right angle in the whole building, so construction has been very laborious and challenging,” said Jay McCarthy. The Buffalo School Board member owns the popular neighborhood restaurant at 229 Lexington Ave., along with Elizabeth Brinkworth. “There…

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The Place’s reconstruction continues, after new owners found the building required more work than expected. “There wasn’t one right angle in the whole building, so construction has been very laborious and challenging,” said Jay McCarthy. The Buffalo School Board member owns the popular neighborhood restaurant at 229 Lexington Ave., along with Elizabeth Brinkworth. “There…

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The Place is going to stay The Place, its new owner says.“We’re going to make sure to be open by Thanksgiving Eve so we can kick off the holidays with Tom & Jerrys,” Nick Sinatra said.Sinatra, the developer who recently closed a deal for the popular Elmwood Village tavern, doesn’t want to change what already works for generations of fans.Sinatra said The Place, 229 Lexingt…

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The Place is going to stay The Place, its new owner says. “We’re going to make sure to be open by Thanksgiving Eve so we can kick off the holidays with Tom & Jerrys,” Nick Sinatra said. Sinatra, the developer who recently closed a deal for the popular Elmwood Village tavern, doesn’t want to change what already works for generations of fans. Sinatra said The Place, 2…

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Say goodbye to The Place tomorrow. Owner Kenny Moriarity is closing the bar and restaurant, at 229 Lexington Ave., ending 50 years of administration by his family. He has reached an agreement to sell The Place, he said, but is barred from revealing the buyer. The neighborhood tavern was ready with a cold glass of beer, a turkey dinner or a piping-hot skillet of Buffalo c…